John Sheldon’s multi combo from 1842, containing pencil, pen, sovereign gauge, and weigh scales. It was marketed as the “Unique Pocket Companion”. It is marked John Sheldon who was a Birmingham Maker and has the patent number 1184 with the date April 8th 1842 and is fabricated from German silver. It has a slide action pen & pencil with a seal end that is removable and conceals a spring balance and clip which is calibrated 1d-4d and 1/2oz – 2oz. It is in good condition with the slide actions and the lead propelling mechanism working as they should and the spring balance and clip are also in good working order.
"John Sheldon", "1184", "Apr 8 1842"